Minerals Development Taskforce

The Mineral Development Taskforce has been established to accelerate mining development in the Territory through private investment.

The mining and energy sector currently contributes up to about a third of the Territory’s gross state product and has the potential to significantly boost the Territory economy and deliver additional jobs.

Currently, the mining sector employs over 4,400 people directly and the total value of mineral production in the Northern Territory was $4.3 billion. Establishing new mines will create local jobs for Territorians and significantly boost the economy.

The taskforce will play a leading role in identifying, assessing and recommending policy, strategy and regulatory options to accelerate significant private investment in mineral projects to facilitate responsible development and growth of the mining sector.

The taskforce includes 10 members (including the chair) and comprises of government, industry and private sector experts.

Members of the Territory Minerals Development Taskforce include:

  • Mr Shaun Drabsch, Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade (chair);
  • Ms Tanya Constable PSM, Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Council of Australia
  • Mr Tom Seymour, Chief Executive Officer of PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Mr Joe Martin-Jard, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Land Council
  • Mr Bryan Quinn, Former BHP President
  • Mr Paul Trotman, Head of the Resources Division at the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, Western Australia
  • Dr Phil Gorey, Deputy Director General, Resource and Environmental Regulation, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
  • Dr Sharna Glover, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Imvelo.ai
  • Mr John Braham, Independent Director, Castile Resources Ltd
  • Mr David Carland, Company Director and co-founder of BurnVoir Partners.

Last updated: 02 November 2021

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